Shane Lowry – RTE SPOTY 2019
On a wet and miserable Sunday evening in County Antrim, Shane Lowry created history at Royal Portrush Golf Club becoming the fifth Irishman to win the Open Championship after Fred Daly, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.
32-year old Lowry from Clara, County Offaly, took control of the 148th Open Championship on Saturday after producing the second ever round of 62 in Open history to secure his lead at 16 under, four shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood.
But the writing was soon on the wall as he shot a perfect round on Sunday to become the new champion in claiming his first ever major.
Lowry was 45/1 at the start of the Open Championship which resulted in a large pay out for BoyleSports that went well into a six-figure sum.
Shane Lowry is now just 7/1 to win a major in 2020 and 25/1 to win back to back Open Championships.
Back in 2015, Lowry won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and was on the shortlist for the RTE Sports Personality of the Year award, but it was Michael Conlan who won.
This year however, Shane Lowry could become the next golfing hero to win the award with his odds slashed into 1/6 from 66/1 making him the shortest priced favourite in the ante post book so far this year, taking over from Katie Taylor and Ruby Walsh.
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